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Coast Guard crew rescued from crash near Petersburg

The U.S. Coast Guard said two of four crew members injured in a helicopter crash near Petersburg during a search and rescue mission late at night Nov. 13 have been released from the hospital. The...


Ketchikan reinstates police chief after felony charge dismissed

Ketchikan’s police chief returned to the job last month after a felony assault charge against him stemming from an off-duty altercation at a restaurant was dismissed by a Ketchikan Superior Court judge in mid-August. Jeffrey Walls, 47, was i...

 By Tess Williams    News    August 17, 2022

Skagway loses cruise ship visits as landslides limit dock use

Several landslides have closed the cruise ship dock in Skagway for the rest of the summer, causing what’s expected to be at least three dozen vessels to skip the tourism-dependent port by the end of summer. The municipality issued an emergency d...

 By Tess Williams    News    August 3, 2022

New law allows prosecution for rape if victim says 'no'

A bill signed into Alaska law last Thursday will make it possible for the state to prosecute sexual assault on the basis of a victim saying “no,” instead of requiring physical force or threats for such assaults to be considered crimes. The bill — whi...


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